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England fans celebrate World Cup win over Sweden at IKEA England fans celebrate World Cup win over Sweden at IKEA
- July 10, 2018

He still wears the same shin pads he had as an 11-year-old, despite at one stage losing them for six months, and has a series of rituals he performs ahead of every game. "We have kept things the same throughout the whole tournament, keep going in the same way and we will do also leading up to Wednesday", he said. "As a kid, you have dreams of playing and scoring for England and how it would feel", he told England's YouTube channel. (more...)
Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to semifinals Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to semifinals
- July 10, 2018

Meanwhile, Croatia's first World Cup semi-final for two decades has revived the memories of the country's football high point and raised hopes that Luka Modric's side can go one better than their legendary predecessors. But we have shown throughout the tournament that all of our players are unsafe. "And I think this is the best he's been playing throughout his whole career". (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Real Madrid despite Juventus speculation - Luka Modric Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Real Madrid despite Juventus speculation - Luka Modric
- July 10, 2018

However, reports from Italy on the weekend quashed any claims that Dybala would leave the club this summer. "What he's done so far, the couple of years I played with him at United as a young boy, you could see him growing up and you could see the qualities coming in to him". (more...)
The pain of loss to Belgium very great, says Neymar The pain of loss to Belgium very great, says Neymar
- July 10, 2018

We know it will be a tough match. Belgium have had nine different goalscorers in the 2018 World Cup (excluding own goals); only Italy in 2006 and France in 1982 (10 each) have had more in a single tournament. The Red Devils' victory was only their second ever against Brazil , and first since a 1963 friendly match in Brussels. Although Sweden rallied in the final 30 minutes, forcing two good saves from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, England comfortably held on for its first shutout of the ... (more...)
Nearly 20m tune in to England quarter-final win Nearly 20m tune in to England quarter-final win
- July 09, 2018

Figures reveal that England's victory was watched by almost 20 million viewers on BBC One. "The match received an incredible 3.9m programme requests online - on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport - with a record 3.8m of them live, making it the BBC's highest online-viewed live programme, ever". (more...)
Wimbledon 2018 - Mikhail Kukushkin vs Rafael Nadal Preview Wimbledon 2018 - Mikhail Kukushkin vs Rafael Nadal Preview
- July 09, 2018

The US Open has made a decision to introduce a shot clock this year so that the 25 seconds allowed between points is strictly enforced and Wimbledon is likely to follow suit. No. 11 Angelique Kerber of Germany vs. Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia vs. Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus, No. 13 Julia Goerges of Germany vs. (more...)
Antonio Conte & brother send defiant message at training Antonio Conte & brother send defiant message at training
- July 09, 2018

While Moses was absent, Alvaro Morata, Ross Barkley, Pedro, Marcos Alonso and Danny Drinkwater were all present for the training session. Chelsea embarked upon this summer in the knowledge that big decisions would have to be made in order to return to contention at the top of the Premier League next season, while key players Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois both publicly challenged the club to show more ambition in the transfer market. (more...)
Wimbledon 2018 -- Roger Federer cruises into quarterfinals Wimbledon 2018 -- Roger Federer cruises into quarterfinals
- July 09, 2018

Speaking about how his game perfectly suits the court condition at the All England Club, Federer said: 'Maybe it's that it helps my slice . The 36-year-old Federer has qualified for the last-eight without dropping a set and now has won 32 straight sets at All England Club now. (more...)
England fans slammed by police as 'disgraceful' after win
- July 09, 2018

Police have said that a 27-year-old man has been arrested for what happened, and added that they are also still searching for another alleged offender. Millwall fans are collecting for the London Ambulance Service after a vehicle was damaged by people dancing on it. You are a total disgrace. The emergency services hit out at the "disgraceful" minority of England fans who marked their team's passage to the World Cup semi-finals with disorder. (more...)
Jack Wilshere joins West Ham on three-year deal after Arsenal exit Jack Wilshere joins West Ham on three-year deal after Arsenal exit
- July 09, 2018

Jack Wilshere has signed a three-year contract with West Ham, the club confirming his signing on Twitter. When Jack Wilshere left Arsenal this summer, nearly in tandem with father-figure Arsene Wenger, speculation about his next destination was rather timid in comparison to the rumours surrounding players of his ilk. (more...)
Kante is the best in the World says Hazard Kante is the best in the World says Hazard
- July 09, 2018

But, qualification to the knockout rounds seems to have turned on a switch. It was memorable in more ways than one. The Red Devils were largely untroubled in the group stage. Centre-forward Romelu Lukaku spent much of that game on the right flank, with midfielder Kevin de Bruyne at times operating as a false nine. For nearly all of his two years in charge, he has operated with a back three and it looked like the returning Vincent Kompany would slot in between Jan Vertonghen and Toby ... (more...)
Manchester United sign Stoke keeper Grant - Premier League 2018 Manchester United sign Stoke keeper Grant - Premier League 2018
- July 09, 2018

In addition, they face competition with West Ham and Premier League new boys Fulham, as well as Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach, having been credited with an interest in the 25-year-old. "I'm happy to be here". Grant told the club's official website , "Moving to Manchester United has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember". (more...)
Finch rises to the top of T20I rankings Finch rises to the top of T20I rankings
- July 09, 2018

Finchy and I spoke privately yesterday and I told him he's done a great job at the top of the order", Langer said. It is believed that Maxwell and Sarfraz were involved in numerous verbal exchanges during the course of Pakistan's victory, namely when the captain was batting during a successful chase. (more...)
Fernando Hierro leaves role with Spain after World Cup exit Fernando Hierro leaves role with Spain after World Cup exit
- July 09, 2018

Under the 50-year-old, the Spaniards topped their World Cup group ahead of Portugal, but then suffered a disappointing last-16 exit when they were surprisingly beaten by hosts Russian Federation on penalties. " The Federation want to highlight the professional and human values of an extraordinary athlete to whom we wish the best of fortunes". Hierro took interim charge of Spain on the eve of the tournament in Russian Federation, after Julen Lopetegui was dramatically sacked as La Roja ... (more...)
Fekir Likely to Stay at Lyon, Says Aulas Fekir Likely to Stay at Lyon, Says Aulas
- July 09, 2018

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Genesio said ( via Liverpool's official website ): "If there is a possibility like with Liverpool , Nabil will certainly seize the opportunity, once both parties agree". If Nabil is here, it makes my job easier. "He is our captain and it is the coach's wish to keep him". Bairner stated: "I've heard from two sources that a deal will most likely be done". (more...)
Devin Booker releases statement after new contract with Suns Devin Booker releases statement after new contract with Suns
- July 09, 2018

After being selected with the No. 11 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Malik Monk flew well under the radar during his rookie year in the league. The 6-6 guard won the JBL Three-Point Contest at NBA All-Star 2018, setting an event record in the final round to take the title. (more...)
Vettel wins British Grand Prix ahead of Hamilton Vettel wins British Grand Prix ahead of Hamilton
- July 09, 2018

Vettel pitted for new tires while the safety auto was out following Marcus Ericsson's crash. Despite Hamilton's drive back to second from last, Ferrari's double podium means it has opened up the lead in both championships. Bottas, still on medium tires, was soon struggling, and Ferrari was celebrating when Raikkonen went past to go third. The race was neutralised again moments later for an accident at Copse between Carlos Sainz and Romain Grosjean , when Sainz attacked on the ... (more...)
Rohit ton, Pandya career-best give India T20I honours Rohit ton, Pandya career-best give India T20I honours
- July 09, 2018

A lofted drive from Pandya, who made an unbeaten 33 from 14 balls, secured an impressive victory from India in front of a packed crowd. The bowlers had their moments, certainly. The Indian vice-captain made a target of 199 look ridiculously easy on a small Bristol ground after the visiting bowlers did a commendable job at the back end to restrict the hosts to a sub-par score. (more...)
England have the edge over Croatia, says Hamann England have the edge over Croatia, says Hamann
- July 09, 2018

England secured their place in the last four - for the first time since 1990 - earlier in the day with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Sweden inside 90 minutes, while Croatia were taken all the way to penalties by Russian Federation after already beating Denmark in a shootout in the previous round. (more...)
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson reportedly planning $10 million match Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson reportedly planning $10 million match
- July 09, 2018

A potential matchup nearly happened July 3rd at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, but both made a decision to set the match for a different date to better prepare for to play for the ridiculous amount. This was actually hinted at during The Players Championship a few months ago when Woods and Mickelson jabbed back and forth at each other. Woods also expressed his excitement: "I'm definitely not against that". (more...)

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